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Release Date: September 14th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016


Overview -

Ocelot Society began as a graduate study project in France, and 'Event[0]' is their first commercial release. It is available for Windows and OS X.

Rating Breakdown
Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
September 14th, 2016

Video Review


'Event[0]' is a game with few moving parts, but still has a nice overall appearance courtesy of Unity 5. Interacting with a terminal is relatively painless and Kaizen doesn't need perfect spelling, grammar, or punctuation to understand most of the player's input (it makes mistakes of its own, incidentally). Movement controls use the mouse alone, in order to free up the keyboard for typing.

Audio Review


This is a very quiet spaceship. There's little music or voice acting, although Kaizen's delivery is a kind of soft robospeech. In the rare event that something besides walking occurs on the ship, it is accompanied by the appropriate sci-fi noises, and this is often used smartly to notify the player of a new message or other communication from Kaizen.

Final Thoughts

I am happy to experience 'Event[0]' because what it contains is probably a harbinger of things to come in gaming. As a complete gameplay experience, however, it can be limited and flawed. It has evolved from its beginnings as a student project to become more than a mere tech demo, but it could have gone farther in its Turing test.